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Posted: Yesterday at 14:35

I think three pregnancies and births has caused me to shed any sense of modesty in front of health care professionals and whipping my knicks off doesn't phase me any more.  It might if someone was going to do something with my bum without asking first though, Marrows 

Still not sure about whether to do Cov.  It will either be to just do it at LSR pace as a social thing, or if my legs feel ok on Saturday I might do first half at LSR pace and the second (downhill) at tempo pace to get that horrid 7m session out of the way.  Or I may not bother.  

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Posted: Yesterday at 08:15

I wore my shorts under my skinnies, Madbee, and was asked to take the jeans off.  

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:44

Not that it matters for me since I won't be racing it  but the weather forecast for Sunday is bastard windy *technical term*.  

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:42

Bob - Cov half is a different route to last year I believe - or at least they've extended the city centre section.  Won't be way out though.  Good session too.  

Mace - Your talk of sleep repulses me.  I don't think I've had a good nights sleep since some time in 2007.  Not even joking.  

Lit - I know you talk sense re: doing Cov BUT physio agreed I could do 13 which I might as well do in company.  I'm going to see how I feel on Saturday I think before making the call.  I def won't race it though.  Warwick in a few weeks can be my target half.  

Tested the legs out with a 6 mile recovery run last night.  Felt stiff and creaky but all over rather than just in problem areas which I'm attributing to a few days off.  Afterwards everything felt the same, no worse.  Stretched and strengthened.  So today tried out an 8 with the buggy as had a few errands to run in town.   Looser today and all felt reasonable - still some discomfort in right knee but nothing major and not affecting my gait. Physio reckons it is a case of managing it anyway. Have iced and feels ok now. Will rest tomorrow.   

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Posted: 25/02/2015 at 14:13

I'm doomed then, having been blessed with a fine pair of childbearing hips.  Got the foam roller on my calves last night and very nearly made myself cry.  Certainly remembered why I don't like it.  Going to try a gentle few miles tonight to see how it feels - will have had 4.5 days off.  

Evil Cov won't let me give my number to Lou .  Pondering whether to just do as a training run. Will wait and see how things develop this week I think.   

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:18

Annoyingly I can't ditch the 7@LT now if I'm not racing a half marathon around that time.  I've entered Warwick half anyway so might race that instead of Cov in a few weeks.  5 weeks out from a marathon is fine, right?  I might ditch the 7 on the grounds of rehab anyway .  

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:12

Yeah, Lou can earn me a champs start place.  Not suspicious at all.  No sirree

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 14:33

Been to the physio this morning as my niggles (feet and knees) were getting out of hand and I haven't run since Saturday. Good news though as despite my catastrophizing there is no serious damage, just some inflammation, and I should be able to manage it ok for the marathon. Plantar is inflamed but not yet Fasciitis and cartilage and tendons in knee ok but again some inflammation. I have some strengthening rehab to do for weak glutes and calf/plantar stretches and need to take a bit more rest when needed (and can replace with non-impact stuff) but am allowed to run sensibly this week. With my sensible hat on I probably need to can Sunday's race though 

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 16:40

Blinking 'eck, Madbee.  Massive PB!  Top bombing!  

And Muddy too - sub-30!  More top bombing!  

(Apols for overuse of exclamation marks but they seem warranted on this occasion)

Pete - I've been peering out of the window too thinking how unpleasant it looks out there.  We had shades of approaching spring in Cornwall last week but seem to have been unceremoniously dumped back into winter.  Boo.  


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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 13:02

Nice one, Skinny. Great pace too.  I'm using Warwick half for the 18 with 14 session - it's about a 5 mile run to the start so pretty perfect.  Think I'd struggle to do this alone.  Will use that to practise nutrition strategy too.  

Glad your ankle is improving, DT.  Def keep healthy for Cov.  Cramp is awful - used to wake up every few nights with it when pregnant.  Agony.  

Good luck today, Madbee.

My legs are still sore from yesterday so elected to replace my recovery run with an hours bike ride on Lou's battered old mountain bike.  Was pleasant but I'm not very good at it.  

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